#SWANApit @SwanaPitch✨🧿Happy #SWANApit Day! 🧿✨
We are SO excited to see everyone's pitches today!
We are wishing you all the best of luck! Twitter community, we hope you join in boosting your friends and the SWANA community.
✨It's time to reclaim our stories! ✨ pic.twitter.com/OYWSvKpgaY
Hi #SWANApit! I just found out about you! I’ll take a peek at the feed and provide instructions on how to submit if I ❤️ your pitch. If I miss your pitch, and you think we’ll be a match, I encourage you to submit your query, you can find my #mswl here: evascalzo.com/MSWL
I love friendship stories, mother/child, complicated relationships and partnerships, In all of this I want more marginalized authors. There are just too many voices and stories not being heard and told. #MSWL
My areas of expertise are upmarket and literary fiction, women's fiction, mystery, suspense and thriller. I love books w/ strong family focus (found, friends, those you're born with) and home. Even in mystery I love those connections #MSWL
"Upmarket fiction about family, friendship, found family--especially focusing on marginalized characters. Recent reads I wish I’d repped: YINK, WHERE IS YOUR HUZBAND, A HISTORY OF WILD PLACES, THE LAST THING HE TOLD ME."
And on the middle grade and YA side, I want funny, I want adventure, I want completely new, never-seen-before characters and settings, I want high-concept romances, lots of friendship and heart, just phenomenal stories and journeys all over🚀🌴
- Adventure stories with strong friendship groups, think City Spies or The Last Day of Summer.
- Fantasy in the vein of Tristan Strong, or Aru Shah.
- Horror, horror, horror! Creepy, crawly, funny & subversive. Think The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (4/6) #mswl
#MSWL (agented only) - adult - big, book club fiction about complex relationship dynamics (family, friendships, romance), forever holding out for a great, big family saga (like Pachinko)
some random things i just want to see because they'd bring me joy
- a character who has a pet hamster (i have two and they're SO CUTE)
- ragtag team-up that goes from reluctant to "i would die for any of you" in friendship/romance intensity
Natasha Rothwell @natasharothwellSo good. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
I can, have and will always enjoy reading about friendship.
But I am so interested in adult friendship dynamics these days. #MSWL
I want to read about:
✨ Queer kids & their queer friends
✨ Indigenous teens
✨ Deaf and/or HOH kids
✨ Mysterious towns w/ big secrets
✨ Kids living outside of the US
✨ Hyper specific hobbies & interests
(Women's fiction) psychological thrillers/suspense, mystery, & family/friendship drama. I gravitate towards upmarket/commercial.
(Contemporary Romance) rom-coms, rom-coms & more rom-coms! Would love to see more LGBTQ+, diversity, relatable, & unique plots.
Erin Bedell @erindaydreams#MgBookChat A3: Maybe this is going in a different direction, but as a kid I would've benefited from more books that had friendships that ended, and how to navigate that. It was devastating for me!! twitter.com/NancyTandon/st…